Juniper Research: In-vehicle apps in use approaching 270M by 2018

The number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure, according to a new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector. Growth will be fuelled by solutions such as Apple's CarPlay, which will promote in-vehicle apps to the mainstream. However, as with smartphone apps, only a small proportion of these integrated apps will create revenues for their creators, even though they will enhance the driving experience. The report also argued that the ability to split the telematics "bill" pioneered by major operators, systems integrators and the GSMA, will allow for granular billing of infotainment and other services. Release